Hywel dda Jobs – Occupational Therapist

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Job Overview

This is an opportunity for an experienced and innovative Occupational Therapist to provide Clinical Leadership in the delivery of Occupational Therapy in Pembrokeshire. The acute team in Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, provides specialist Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment to a variety of wards for acutely unwell and often frail inpatients, which includes Medicine, Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics and Frailty.

The successful candidate for this post will need to be self-motivated, forward thinking and committed to learning. You should have advanced clinical knowledge, risk assessment skills and Manual Handling experience.

Interviews to be held on 16/11/2023.

Main duties of the job

You will have a flexible approach to work and be an organised individual with excellent time management skills in order to manage a complex caseload, oversee the handover process and guide appropriate, relevant clinical discussions effectively as the team priorities change frequently throughout the day.

You will be able to represent Occupational Therapy in discussions with key stakeholders and promote service development aimed at improving patient outcomes, experience and flow throughout the Hospital.

We are therefore seeking to appoint a proactive, motivated and compassionate individual, with demonstrable experience in health care, who displays a broad knowledge of clinical specialities, and whose values are aligned to those of Hywel Dda University Health Board:

Putting people at the heart of everything that we do

Working together to be the best that we can be

Striving to deliver and develop excellent service

Pembrokeshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty with access to a wide variety of outdoor activities and cultural events, and is part of Hywel Dda University Health Board, a leading example of a rural healthcare model, offering excellent opportunities to develop skills in this area of practice.

Working for our organisation

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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